A Giant Cow-Tipping by Savages: The Boom, Bust, and Boom Culture of M&A
In the meantime, owners, employees, cities and the p ...more
The author is a lawyer and a journalist. He founded the M&A Journal and was an editor at The American Lawyer. His book seems to wrap more context, color and gossip around his old stories on M&A deals. The book reads like a collection of stories and lacks a coherent narrative.
You may guess from the title that Mr. Close may have ...more
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I want to get something up as I am finding this a very slow read. So, once again my thanks to First Reads and here are my preliminary thoughts:
Most readers will find this a detailed story of the rise (etc.) of M&A in New York City. Some great tales as well as some extraneous details.
The author generally has a good ear for language, but occasionally he is tone-deaf.
The book could be more aptly titled. This is an NYC story that excludes other major financial markets, Silicon...more
Having been born in the mid-to-late 1980s, my big accomplishment of the decade was potty training. Having been a history major and later a non-profit/museum professional, the world of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) was not one I was familiar with. So going in, it's safe to say that both the era and the business were new territory for me.
That said, even for a novice, Cow-Tipping is a fascinating look at the cutthroat ...more